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The End Of International Climate Diplomacy?

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The turn of the New Year marked the end of ‘Phase 1’ of the Kyoto Protocol, an event that could arguably mark the beginning of the end for international climate diplomacy. Why? Well, a lot has changed in the world since the signing of the agreement in 1997 – we live in a more globalised […]


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Let me share at the outset, that I have always been somewhat wary, and on occasions even suspicious about conferences. And this, after attending innumerable conferences all over the world, over a 30 years plus (and going strong!) work-life experience. Conferences on CSR / sustainability, corporate governance, HR, DFI, exports promotion, microfinance, women empowerment, entrepreneurship […]


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Should CSR be regulated to the point of being legislated?

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Engaging Your Employees in CSR

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